Lord and Miller’s ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Trailer: Will Forte is the World’s Greatest Everything
Will Forte’s FOX tenure as ‘The Last Man on Earth’ under Phil Lord and Chris Miller has been fraught with secrecy, for a comedy series. And while the latest trailer for the apocalyptic comedy’s March 1 premiere doesn’t answer any of the big questions, or contradict its title with Forte’s fellow cast members, ‘The Last Man on Earth’ seems to have found plenty of destructive fun at the end of the world.
Our latest look at ‘The Last Man on Earth’ follows a tone similar to initial previews, as Forte’s Phil Miller (get it?) traipses around a planet devoid of any bodies, living or dead, engaging in any and all wanton acts of destruction or collection to uplift his mood. And while we know ‘Mad Men’ star January Jones, comedienne Kristen Schaal and plenty more to populate the cast, neither are predictably anywhere to be found in the footage.
Here’s how FOX’s official press release describes ‘The Last Man on Earth’:
From writer/producer Will Forte (“Nebraska,” “Saturday Night Live”) and directors/producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“The Lego Movie,” ”21 Jump Street”), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth. The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: PHIL MILLER (Forte), who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank.
Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth. Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want. You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day of the year? Not a problem.
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a comedy about a man trying to make lemonade out of the most soul-crushing lemon there is. But if anyone can do it, Phil Miller can. He’s not about to give up now. He is sad and so, so very lonely. But he’ll get through this. Because there’s a small kernel of hope that somewhere out there is another survivor. And maybe one day, they’ll run into each other. That would be a good day. And if that survivor happened to be a woman? Well, then that would be a great day.
FOX hasn’t revealed many other details about the series, though Forte himself will write and produce ‘The Last Man on Earth,’ alongside Lord and Miller, creative minds behind ‘The LEGO Movie’ and ‘22 Jump Street,’ and directors of the pilot.
We’re not certain what to make of this one yet, but what say you? Does ‘The Last Man on Earth’ look like the last show you’d ever watch, or are you on board for the next great post-apocalypse? Check out the trailers above and below, and give us your two cents in the comments!